Brighton vs Everton (A) : High-Flying Seagulls Travel To Goodison Park

Brighton & Hove Albion travel to Goodison Park on Saturday to take on Everton in the Premier League.

The Seagulls head into the game looking for their fourth consecutive win, after picking up their third in a 1-0 win over Wolves last weekend.

However, Everton head into the game off the back of a 2-1 loss against Manchester United last weekend.

Team News

Let’s start with the visitors. Brighton will be without Pascal Gross and Davy Propper. Gross has suffered a setback on his recovery from an ankle injury which he picked up in the draw over Fulham back in September.

Propper has been sidelined with an ankle ligament injury he picked up in the win over West Ham and will not be appearing until Christmas time at the earliest, but more likely the new year.

Albion are most likely to name an unchanged lineup for a second game in a row which would be as follows: Ryan, Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong, Jahanbakhsh, Kayal, Stephens, Izquierdo, March and Murray.

Everton have only one injury at the moment with James McCarthy who is out with a long-term injury.

Everton like Brighton may be tempted to name an unchanged lineup from the one that lost to Manchester United: Pickford, Coleman, Zouma, Keane, Digne, Gueye, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Bernard and Richarlison.

Murray In Fine Form

One player Everton will be very wary of is Brighton striker and top scorer, Glenn Murray. The 35-year-old has six goals to his name already this season and only Eden Hazard and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have scored more goals than him in the Premier League.

Murray brought up his 100th goal for Brighton with the winner against Wolves, which makes him only the second player to score over 100 goals for the Seagulls with the other being Tommy Cook.

Everton will have to be aware of how much of a threat Murray is otherwise it will be a tough afternoon for Keane and Zouma.

Wingers Will Be Key For Both Sides

Both sides will be hoping their wingers have a great game as when they do, usually their team does. Richarlison, Bernard and Walcott have added pace, skill and a great counter attacking trio.

Brighton’s wingers have impressed in their last three wins. March, Jahanbakhsh and Izquierdo have added pace, skill and a counter attacking threat to their lineup.

Having Izquierdo fit and available again in the last two games has been very handy for the Seagulls as his pace, skill and ability to hit long range efforts makes him difficult to deal with for defences.

Score prediction

Saturday’s trip will be a tough one for Brighton, but in their current form I am going to go for them to win 2-1.


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